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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: set Pentium M as PAE capable
On Sun, Mar 02, 2014 at 09:56:19PM +0100, Andreas Mohr wrote:

> (BTW, would it be possible to transform Linux's PAE support into
> boot-config or even fully runtime-detectable boot switching to
> (non-)PAE, similar to or exceeding what XP offers with its static
> boot-time flag?
> Last time I checked PAE support config defines were spread over ~ 40
> kernel source files though :-((()

It would be a considerable amount of work to make it a runtime thing.
Ten years ago, maybe it would be worth the effort perhaps, but I'd
suggest just letting 32-bit slowly die instead of doing dramatic overhauls
that will no doubt introduce a bunch of regressions in code that's been
notoriously awful to debug issues in during the past.


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